Cascia Hall to be tested this week


Tuesday, October 3rd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Week six of the high school football season includes games pitting ranked 3A rivals Clinton and Weatherford, six ranked 5A schools and a test for top-ranked Cascia Hall in Class 2A. Prep Parade looks at the key matchups:

Weatherford at Clinton

The Interstate 40 rivalry continues for Clinton and Weatherford on Friday, but more may be on the line this time. In addition to being district 4A-1 rivals, the two are highly ranked.

No. 1 Clinton trounced Elk City 54-3 last week while No. 4 Weatherford topped Oklahoma City Southeast 45-26. Clinton beat Southeast 62-8 a week earlier.

Clinton goes into the game unbeaten at 4-0. Weatherford is 4-1.

Clinton will likely have to stop Weatherford running back Russell Dennison to be successful. Against Southeast, Dennison had 275 all-purpose yards in the first half.

He played only the first half and had 161 yards on the ground in only 12 carries and three touchdowns.

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Warner at Cascia Hall

Tulsa's Cascia Hall will be tested Friday. The No. 1 team in Class 2A is 5-0 overall and 2-0 in District 2A-7 but faces unbeaten Warner.

Cascia Hall dominated Vian in a 49-7 win last week. The Commandos have won 15 straight under coach Joe Medina and have outscored opponents 195-37. Warner beat Haskell 40-17.

Cascia Hall is led by quarterback Heath Evans, who has completed 54.8 percent of his passes for 868 yards and seven touchdowns.

The Commandos also have a 1-2 punch in the backfield. Senior running backs Adam Robertson and Dan Dixon are 16th and 18th respectively in scoring in Class 2A. Robertson has 570 yards on the ground and averages 10.4 yards per carry.

Medina is challenging his team to play with more focus and to eliminate penalties and dropped passes.

``We just aren't hitting on all cylinders,'' Medina said. ``The kids, the parents, the coaches, everyone knows it.''

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Class 5A could be in for a shakeout this week as six ranked opponents face off in three key district matchups:

Ardmore at Chickasha

Friday night, Ardmore takes its No. 4 ranking on the road to No. 5 Chickasha in a 5A-1 game.

Both are 4-1 and coming off wins.

Ardmore trounced Oklahoma City Capitol Hill 48-0 while Chickasha beat Altus 31-21.

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Tulsa Kelley at Tulsa Washington

A second top 5A game features ranked opponents in 5A-4.

No. 3 Tulsa Kelley visits No. 6 Tulsa Washington on Friday. Both teams are 4-1 and beat opponents last week.

Washington beat Coweta 24-8 and Kelley beat Claremore 20-15.

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Shawnee at Tulsa East Central

A third key 5A game pits No. 7 Shawnee against ninth-ranked Tulsa East Central on Friday.

The two are 5A-3 foes and each boasts a 4-1 record and won big last week over district opponents.

Shawnee blanked Tulsa Edison 41-0 and East Central dominated Tulsa Central 48-8.

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Deer Creek at Piedmont

A top game Friday in Class 3A pits district 2 rivals Deer Creek and Piedmont.

No. 2 Deer Creek topped Kingfisher 22-15 while Tuttle knocked off No. 5 Piedmont 3-0. Deer Creek is 3-1 and Piedmont is 4-1.